A Report of the Boston Occult Society
Submitted direct from operatives' notes
Thursday 22nd Oct 1922
Betty's sister Iris calls from Buffalo, NY + bubbles -
something has happened to Iris' son who has disappeared - pleaded that Betty
come to Buffalo + hung up. Betty tries calling back but no answer.
Karen in hospital.
Jenny hurt but OK.
Charlie's hurt but OK.
Everyone else dead or mad (Grayson in Dreamlands).
So - to go - Charlie, Betty, Jenny, Kevin Fitzpatrick
(seminary student, worked w/O'Reilly), Anton Vivid (Hungarian parapsychologist
who's been bothering us _ we meet on way out of house to plane)
Then an IRS agent arrives - Sigmund Murkle.
Buffalo - land.
Drive to house of Iris + Robert Cramer, whose only child
Matthew has disappeared.
Old bvut quaint home - large wood + stone - dark brown
with black trim, 2 floors, garage, garden in back.
No answer - Betty take key from rosebushes + opens it.
- No-one home.
Search - find article about Matthew Cramer disappearing...
Also find - in M's bedroom - neat, pictures of girl
on dresser, awards for football; love letters from "Susan". package of cigarettes
- master bedroom is a mess, as if people had left in a
while walking, abducted. 9:30pm in park - scream
+ struggle, large truck left - Miss Susan Derrow in state of shock found
by police, 300 yds from last observed spot - no trace of M. (honor
student, capt. football team) - disappearance one of several that happened
in or around Delaware Park area.
Body of young man found by Lavina Burrouhs identified
as that of William Myers - vanished on Oct 13 in park - honor student, active
in school sports. Memorial service at Murphy Campbell Funeral Parlor
at 11:oo am Tuesday. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetary.
- prophet Malachai Kloss - predicted a recent major event.
Also says some predictions about politics, e.g. Nazis. Second
book due next year, "Ancient Predictions and Modern Revelations: The All
In One". (1st was "A Look To Tomorrow")
Anton has heard of Kloss - book by Charles Raclette -
"50 years of physical research" (1915) which says Kloss is a fake.
Iris is housewife, Robert white-collar professional.
[disappearance happened not last night but the night before]
Betty says they're at Memorial Hospital - let's go.
To Hospital - Cramers in Room 412, but only family allowed.
Charlie, Betty, Kevin.
Iris pale + gaunt etc... Robert there too. Very
little rest since Matthew disappeared.
Step into hall w/Robert.
(Susan D in psych ward under police guard)
Yesterday police find body of young man - not Matthew
- mutilated (at Coroner's office).
back to lobby
try to talk to policemen, but won't let us in.
Need some credentials - government agent?
Go out to morgue to see coroner -- assistant coroner is
Whitaker - fast-talk - body has gone - photos - body in bad state - naked
body found w/punctures in chest, hole in left side (ripped out), all bones
broken, rope burns on both wrists, + scratches + bruises (all wounds inflicted
Coroner withholding info. - he thinks it's a lot like
the last body pulled from the river - 17, Kenneth Wilton, disappeared Dec
29 last year (well-built boy) - but that had been in the river a long time.
He thinks both killed by some kind of animal, but supervisor disagreed.
Recent body in river for 1-2 weeks.
Other one a month + possibly longer. Kenneth disappear
almost a year ago.
Neither of bodies had water in lungs, so died + then thrown
Leave... now what?
Hotel rooms at high-class hotel - Murkle's put it on expenses?
nope; but own room -
Anton to library, followed by Kevin. Kevin finds
a bunch of articles on Kloss.
Anton find Kloss' book - quite specific + some have come
true. - not just a rehash of Nostradamus, although he does reter to - seem
Book published a year ago - when Kenneth disappeared?
1 room for Charlie, Betty
1 room for Jenny
1 room for Murkle + Kevin
1 room for Anton
Dinner - Anton points out that Kloss got much better about
a year ago.
Obviously Kloss is sacrificing boys for predictions. -
Susan D freaked, so she saw the monster.